What Your Job Will Be Like
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation's security?
You could be the R&D, Electrical Engineer we are seeking to conduct electromagnetic analyses using multiple state of the art simulation tools on high performance computing clusters and custom-made simulation servers.
Are you excited to work on highly complex, high consequence nuclear deterrence systems, with world-renowned experts in lightning phenomenology, transient to time-harmonic electromagnetic-coupling physics, and/or system design from the perspective of electromagnetic and electrical protection? Would you like to conduct analysis towards research and system design/certification that is complementary to experiments being conducted on one-of-a-kind lightning, electrostatic discharge (ESD), electromagnetic pulse (EMP), and electromagnetic radiation (EMR) test facilities?
If chosen, you will team to solve a diverse set of technical problems associated with predicting the electrical response resulting from electromagnetic coupling into systems. You will have the opportunity to work with a team of experts on advancing the laboratory's experimental capabilities and analysis toolsuite associated with understanding electromagnetic system effects, as well as travel to national and international conferences to present your cutting-edge research and results. In addition, you will be provided many opportunities for mentorship and peer review from world-renowned researchers in electromagnetic analysis, with the opportunity to branch out into fundamental research and application in areas not limited to high voltage breakdown, plasma physics, multi-physics modeling, and the design of advanced nuclear deterrence systems. In this position, you will not only mature a deep technical understanding of electrophysics, but also develop key skills in written/oral communication and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Minimal travel is required.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Engage with customers and other analysts as well as experimentalists to understand requirements, frame problems appropriately, choose and execute solution methods, and communicate results both internal and external to the laboratory
Conduct fundamental research related to the understanding of complex electromagnetic responses
Utilize advanced understanding of electromagnetics to work with experimentalists for designing physical tests/diagnostics, and performing data analysis for comparing simulation to experimental results
Interact with a dynamic team of code developers to verify performance and accuracy of state-of-the-art electromagnetic codes running on the NNSA's flagship (Trinity, Sierra, El Capitan, and others) computer platforms
Perform experimental or simulated data analysis, pre- or post-processing, and visualization
Evaluate anomalous results due to electromagnetic environments
Report on analysis results via internal briefings, publications, and/or conference presentations
Collaborate within an interdisciplinary team comprising analysts across the laboratory
Support system and component design decisions
Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference.
Qualifications We Require
An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field including graduate electromagnetic coursework
Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance
Qualifications We Desire
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Physics, with a focus in electromagnetics
Good interpersonal, communication, oral presentation and documentation skills
High level of academic success in both undergraduate and graduate programs
Publications or presentations demonstrating experience with developing or using numerical simulations or theoretical analysis to better understand electromagnetic phenomena
Experience using commercial EM modeling tools (CST, COMSOL, ANSYS), circuit modeling tools (Mentor Graphics, Cadence)
Experience developing specialized numerical analysis tools using Matlab, C++, Python, etc.
About Our Team
The Electromagnetic Theory department is engaged in development of advanced theory, modeling, simulation and analysis techniques for use across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and plasma-physics environments. Capabilities developed in the Electromagnetic Theory department support long-term research in electromagnetics, plasma physics, pulsed-power sciences, and also enable the near-term delivery of toolsets and high-fidelity analysis that can be used for addressing the wide array of SNL mission needs. For example, for Sandia's Nuclear Deterrence mission, we provide high-fidelity computational simulation and analysis related to the electrical performance of complex systems (including subsystems and components) when subjected to various electromagnetic environments including lightning, electromagnetic pulse, electromagnetic radiation, and electrostatic discharge.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.